Because of COVID we had to wait a little extra time for Kelbourne Scout (it was supposed to arrive in August but the Peruvians have been kit hard by the pandemic), but we’re grateful we waited! There were so many inspiring project ideas designed with Scout that we’re breaking them up into two segments – we’ll start with the sweater projects and then move on to the accessories after (hopefully this will give the sweater knitters a chance to scoop up the yarn they need for a larger project).
Kelbourne Woolens Scout
Kelbourne Scout is a classic yarn for the sake of yarn. It’s an unfussy, strong, versatile, heathered wool. Scout is a Dk weight, woolen-spun yarn, so it’s light, airy and springy – perfect for fair isle, cables, or any other technique that requires a bit of definition. Made with 100% Peruvian wool, it’s comfortable to work with and wear (it passes my yarn-o-meter, meaning it’s not as buttery soft as a merino wool, but it isn’t remotely in the itchy or uncomfortable range of fibres).
- 100% wool
- 100g/250m (274 yds)
- 20 to 22 sts = 4″(10cm)
- DK to light worsted weight
- 3.75mm/US5 to 4.5mm/US7 needles
- Hand wash, lay flat to dry
- Made in Peru
- Patterns designed with Scout
Sawyer is a great pattern for wearing and knitting. It’s simple, elegant and easy to wear. Sawyer is a great pattern for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters who want to expand their skills and build their confidence – Kelbourne has created little tutorials to help you through (see below).
Sawyer is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up. The lace pattern is provided in both charted and written form. After completing the front and back, stitches are joined at the shoulder using a 3 Needle Bind Off. Stitches are then picked up to work a deep ribbed turtleneck. After completing the shoulder and neck, stitches are picked up at the armholes and sleeves are worked flat in Stockinette stitch to the ribbed cuffs. Two options for sleeves are given in the pattern – pay attention to the schematic and choose the sleeve circumference that best suits your desired finished result. Once completed, the body and sleeves are seamed. Body length can be added easily by adding repeats of the lace pattern. The gauge is given in the lace pattern after blocking. Be sure to knit a blocked gauge swatch prior to beginning.
- Bust: 56.75” (144 cm) finished bust, one size.
- Sleeves: 13 (17)” 33.5 (43) cm circumference at armhole.
- The sleeves are designed to fit with 1–0” (2.5 cm–0 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
- Kelbourne Scout: 5(6) skeins
- 3.5mm/US4 – 40” circular
- 3.75mm/US5 – 24” circular
- 4mm/US6 – 40” circular (2 pairs)
- 4 mm/US6 DPNs.
- 2 stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- basic lace
- picking up stitches
- 3-Needle Bind-Off
- mattress stitch
- working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
- working the 3 Needle Bind Off, visit our tips and tricks here.
- evenly picking up stitches, visit our tips and tricks here.
- seaming using mattress stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.
Clawthorpe is a simple, pretty fair isle pullover, a great colourwork project for anyone. Clawthorpe is worked in the round from the bottom up. Both the body and sleeves begin with a provisional tubular cast-on, and the neck is finished with a tubular bind-off. After the body and sleeves are joined, raglan decreases are worked to shape the underarms, and short rows are worked to raise the back yoke. When working the yoke, you may find it helpful to change to the longer circular to accommodate the large number of stitches, and then change to the shorter circular when there are too few stitches to fit comfortably on the longer circumference.
34.5 (38.5, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 56)” 87.75 (97.75, 110, 120, 130.25, 142.25) cm finished bust. Please see schematic for detailed measurements.
- Kelbourne Scout: Main Colour 4(4, 5, 5, 5, 5), Contrast Colour: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
- 3.5mm/US4 – 16″ circular
- 3.5mm/US4 – 24″ circular
- 3.5mm/US4 DPNs
- 3.75mm/US5 – 24″ circular
- 3.75mm/US5 – 40″ circular
- 3.75mm/US5 DPNs
- tapestry needle
- 4 stitch markers
- stitch holders or waste yarn
- F hook
- smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on
- cable needle (optional)
- spare 16” circular for bind-off
- provisional tubular cast-on
- colorwork in the round
- short-row shaping
- tubular bind-off
- stranded colorwork from Charts, visit our Charts Series here.
- kitchener stitch, visit our Tips + Tricks here.
Rippling Sands was inspired by the lines left behind in the sand at low-tide. The stunning twisted stitch pattern creates an overall wavy stitch pattern (achieved by using Bavarian twisted stitches). The design is a simple boxy, drop shoulder sweater worked in the round from the bottom up. The top portion is worked separately flat with the shoulders seamed together with a three-needle bind off. Afterward the 3/4 sleeves are picked up and worked outward from the body in stockinette stitch.
- Size 1 (2, 3) (4, 5, 6)
- Bust: 37 (41, 45) (49, 53, 57)” or 94 (104, 114) (124.5, 134.5, 145) cm
- Designed to fit with 4-8” /10-20 cm positive ease
- Kelbourne Scout: 4(4, 5) 5(6, 6) skeins
- 3.75mm/US5 circular needles (see pattern for details)
Soundtrack is a cool pullover knit with two colours to create a mod graphic design. This sweater is great for anyone who likes mixing tradition & innovation.
- Finished Bust/Chest Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) in or 80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160) cm
- Kelbourne Scout: Main Colour 4(4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins, Contrast Colour 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins.
- 3.75mm/US5 & 3.25mm/US3 needles (see pattern for details)
- Stitch markers, tapestry needle, etc.
Stoneham Poncho is worked in the round from the top down using traditional yoke shaping, in simple but bold geometric patterns. It’s a great fair-isle without all the work of sweatering. It’ll also be a very useful garment come the spring when life starts stretching its limbs and restaurant patios reopen.
- S/M (M/L)
- collar circumference: 51(60) cm or 20.05(24)”
- circumference at bottom: 125.5(152.5) cm or 50(61)”
- length: 58.5cm or 23″
- show in size S/M
- Kelbourne Scout: Main Colour: 3 skeins, Contrast Colours: 1 skein in each of 2 colours.
- 4mm/US6 – 16″ circular needles
- 4mm/US6 – 32″ circular needles
- 4mm/US6 – 40″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US4 – 16″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US4 – 40″ circular needles
- 2 stitch markers
- FREE Pattern
I love the elegant lines of this tunic length sweater. The lines are simple, but so attractive – the kind of sweater that motivated me to learn how to knit.
- Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X and 3X
- Shown in size Small.
- Bust 34¼ (37¾, 41½, 45, 48¾, 52½)”/87 (96, 105.5, 114, 124, 132)cm
- Length 28 (28½, 29, 29½, 30, 30½)”/71 (72.5, 73.5, 75, 76, 77.5)cm
- Upper arm 11¾ (12½, 13½, 14½, 15, 15¾)”/30 (31.5, 34.5, 37, 38, 40)cm
- Kelbourne Scout: Main Colour 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, Contrast Colours: 1 skein in each of 3 colours
- 4.5mm/US7 – 24″ circular needles
- 5mm/US8 – 24″ circular needles
- 4.5mm/US7 DPNs
- stitch markers
- stitch holders
- tapestry needle